A new course designed to provide adults with social media training to help boost their job prospects has been launched in Kirklees and Bradford.

The course will be fully funded, meaning there is no cost for the individual, for anyone between the age of 19 and 23 without a Level 2 qualification and people over 24 who are either low-wage earners or unemployed.

It is being delivered by Realise, one of the UK’s leading training providers, as part of its adult education budget contract with West Yorkshire Combined Authority for people in Kirklees and Bradford.

There will be 12 sessions in total, delivered either online or in a classroom and will take 12 days to complete.

For more information or to register an interest, email pre-employment@realisetraining.com or call 0845 649 0010.

Gregg Scott

Gregg Scott, managing director of Realise, said: “Our aim with the Adult Education programme is three pronged – to help people enter the workforce, upskill those already in work and to deliver on the economic goals and aims of the local community.

“Across a host of sectors, today’s fast-paced world means social media skills have become more in demand than ever before so this course will be relevant for a large number of people.

“Employers are increasingly looking for candidates with experience on social platforms and this is a chance to earn a nationally recognised qualification which will enhance an individual’s CV.”

The course will cover the role social media plays within marketing and focus on engaging audiences on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Learners will also be taught about cybercrime, including protective measures to maintain cybersecurity and legislation and codes of conduct.

Options are also available to complete learning units on either customer service or personal development, as well as maths, English and online safety.